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Date:      Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:27:26 -0800
From:      aurfalien <aurfalien@gmail.com>
To:        iamatt <iamatt@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: mac mini
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Well, its not so much that as they run fine with whatever like Win/Lin =
etc...

But why invest in a Mini not to run OSX?  Might as well buy cheaper and =
better HW for that matter if you wanna run another OS.

We've a few few Minis, not a fan.

- aurf
On Nov 24, 2013, at 9:35 AM, iamatt wrote:

> Production servers on Mac minis?  What kind of Mickey Mouse place =
would use
> those for real servers?!
> On Nov 24, 2013 9:57 AM, "Mark Felder" <feld@freebsd.org> wrote:
>=20
>> On Sat, Nov 23, 2013, at 12:22, George Hartzell wrote:
>>> Doug Hardie writes:
>>>>=20
>>>> On 20 November 2013, at 10:09, Friedrich Locke <
>> friedrich.locke@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>=20
>>>>> Does anyone here run Open/FreeBSD on mac mini ?
>>>>>=20
>>>>> Does the OS fully supports macmini hadrwared ?
>>>>=20
>>>> I have a couple production servers using Minis running FreeBSD 9.1
>>>> and 9.2.  Check the archives as I posted the procedures I used to
>>>> install.  Some current Minis require a bit of horsing around to get
>>>> networking to work.  I have never used a windowing system on them.
>>>> I only use a dumb terminal for initial setup and then SSH in after
>>>> that.
>>>=20
>>> I've been running FreeBSD on a 2008 Intel 8-core Mac Pro (the tower)
>>> for years, just bumped it up to the current 10-BETA3 (now that =
Andriy
>>> solved the ZFS/mmap bug I was fighting and I can trust my flac =
tagging
>>> pipeline again).
>>>=20
>>> Works great.  I'm running the gnome desktop using the nvidia binary
>>> distribution to drive a 30" Dell monitor.
>>>=20
>>> Root on Zfs, two disk mirror.  Swapping directly onto partitions, no
>>> mirror or ZFS involved.
>>>=20
>>> I'm still depending on the BIOS emulation to boot and it only gets
>>> triggered if you use MBR formatted disks, not GPT.  That confused =
the
>>> daylights out of me for a bit.  I'm not sure if the EFI (?) boot =
stuff
>>> works or not.
>>>=20
>>> One time out of 4 it hangs early in the kernel starting up.  Never
>>> cared enough to get help tracking it down.
>>>=20
>>=20
>> I know someone with the same model of Mac Pro but he's been in the
>> process of moving. I'll see if I can convince him to install FreeBSD =
on
>> a drive and reproduce that hang.
>>=20
>> When was the last time you ran OSX on it? There might be a
>> BIOS/firmware/EFI update waiting.
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